Martial Arts helping sick kids
Some 60 fighters from 10 Martial Arts clubs mainly throughout Victoria will step in the ring at ClubMulwala’s “Festival Hall” from 9.00am to 7.00pm this Good Friday - to help raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
“Karate, kick boxing - all forms of Martial Arts - will be on show in the auditorium,” Nick Davis from Murray River Boxing Gym Mulwala told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.
“All told there will be about 100 members from the 10 clubs and about 60 will spar, with appropriate matches organised. Local professional fighters from Echuca, Wangaratta and from here will referee the matches.
“There will be matches for kids as well as adults, and no-one will be getting hurt as special rules apply for this day.”
Nick, a kick boxing trainer, said he thought of the Good Friday idea some months ago. “But it was Mark (The Hammer) Castagnini, Fox Sports commentator who does a lot of TV who put it altogether.
“It’s a good way to get everyone together from the Martial Arts world and the local community, to raise money for a good cause.”
An autographed T Shirt by 10 time world champion John Wayne Parr will be on sale.
Shorts and other shirts from Nugget’s Thai Boxing Gym Nunawading and signed shirts from four world champions will also be on sale, again, all for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday.
It’s just a gold coin entry and there are lucky door prizes. The Easter Bunny will be there. “It’s a family day,” Nick said.
Hannah Gibbons, Nick Davis and Bridget Elliott are looking forward to the Good Friday fundraiser.